Anna Ostroumova Lebedeva Woodcuts

The Summer Garden in Winter 1902 Detail
The Summer Garden in Winter 1902 Detail
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Anna Ostroumova Lebedeva’s work rekindled an artistic interest in woodcuts—other than for print production. Lovely stuff. Check out 95 more pieces of her art on wikiart. I couldn’t help but notice the similarity between her monogram and the anarchist ‘logo’, coincidence? ;)

From Wikipedia article:

Anna Petrovna Ostroumova-Lebedeva (Russian: Анна Петровна Остроумова-Лебедева, 17 May 1871 — 5 May 1955) was a Russian and Soviet artist most notable for her watercolor painting. She was also one of the pioneers of the woodcut technique in Russia.

She was born as Anna Ostroumova in Saint Petersburg. In 1905, she married the chemist Sergei Vasilyevich Lebedev.
She studied painting at the Stieglitz School of Technical Drawing, and subsequently at the Imperial Academy of Arts under Ilya Repin. The Academy only started to accept women in 1892, and Ostroumova was one of the first women alumni. In 1898 and 1899 she studied in Paris at the Académie Colarossi and also with James Abbott McNeill Whistler. In 1900, Ostroumova graduated from the Academy, specializing on graphics, and at the same year joined the Mir iskusstva art group in Saint Petersburg.

In 1901, she produced the first series of woodcuts with Saint Petersburg cityscapes, ordered by Sergei Diaghilev.
In the 1900s—1910s she extensively travelled around Europe and also worked as a book illustrator.
Since 1934, she worked as a professor in the Leningrad Institute of Painting, Architecture, and Sculpture. Ostroumova-Lebedeva survived the Siege of Leningrad, but sometime after that became blind. She died in 1955 in Leningrad.

The main topic of her graphic works, both woodcuts and watercolors, were cityscapes of Saint Petersburg. She was also interested in European cityscapes, resulted from her travels in Europe.

The Summer Garden in Winter 1902
The Summer Garden in Winter 1902
Chain Bridge 1903 Detail
Chain Bridge 1903 Detail
Chain Bridge 1903
Chain Bridge 1903
Barge 1904 Detail
Barge 1904 Detail
Barge 1904
Barge 1904
Kryukov Canal 1910 Detail
Kryukov Canal 1910 Detail
Kryukov Canal 1910
Kryukov Canal 1910
Villa d’Este 1924 Detail
Villa d’Este 1924 Detail
Villa d’Este 1924
Villa d’Este 1924
Fiesole Tuscany 1904 Detail
Fiesole Tuscany 1904 Detail
Fiesole Tuscany 1904
Fiesole Tuscany 1904
Venice at Night 1916 Detail
Venice at Night 1916 Detail
Venice at Night 1916
Venice at Night 1916
Biron Palace and Barges 1916 Detail
Biron Palace and Barges 1916 Detail
Biron Palace and Barges 1916
Biron Palace and Barges 1916